Saturday, January 5, 2013
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
It's impressive to see it, but there's one thing I don't understand. Every source I've ever seen says that Kerouac taped tracing-paper together to form the scroll so he wouldn't have to be distracted by changing paper in the typewriter. But at regular intervals all the way along, probably equivalent to about 2-3 sheets of ordinary paper, a neat shift occurs in the margin. Seems his typewriter was typing crooked, and when the text block drifted too far over he had to stop what he was doing, raise the bar that locks the paper in place, and shove the whole thing over a bit before clamping it back down and carrying on.
So - how is that not distracting? I think I'd find it even more so, as you'd end up constantly monitoring how far you were floating off to the side.
Am I interpreting what I'm seeing correctly? Or does anyone know a better explanation of these breaks?
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The headline in the print version (which I much prefer to the online one) was The Jelly Baby Boost. No contest, I'd say.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Kings Cross Lighthouse 26 July 2012, a set on Flickr.
Waiting for the Olympic torch to pass Kings Cross this morning, I got distracted watching this - the lighthouse on the corner of Pentonville Road, under refurbishment but not yet finished, being covered with a picture of what it's supposed to look like.
Monday, June 11, 2012
If anyone's interested in seeing more pictures of the plaques, and reading a bit more about the story, here is a report in the Croydon Guardian.